Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

When my died she left me money in a bank because both my…

When my died she...

When my died she left me money in a bank because both my brothers were rich and figured I would need it more. My rich brother got all the paperwork when she died 11/13/14 my older brother just told me about it a few days ago. he said he forgot about it, he saw the letter and didn't open them. I called him today he said he didn't have my address. He did get my Christmas card but that was not enough. On April 1999 my father died and me said he was executer of estate and he was there to take everything out of the house of value I it was all his. He thinks that being executer of estate he would just go to bank and get the money. The bank, "Wells Fargo" said I was sole beneficiary. I not sure when he went to bank. He was executer of Dad's estate not Mom's. I called him today he said he was going to mail it. Mom told me about the money to help me out because my other brothers were so rich.

Lawyer's Assistant: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

None just Mom's death certificate, I have the Texas Retirement fund paperwork that she left me here retirement

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

That's it, if he sends paperwork there is no problem, he contacted the Texas Retirement people and tried to take that and the supervisor called me and want to know how he was. They sent me the money, this could only be a few hundred dollar or less or more

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Estate Law Question
Answered in 3 hours by:
2/10/2018
Irwin Law
Irwin Law, Attorney
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 7,582
Experience: 30+ yrs. handling probate estate, wills, trust, inheritance & real estate related matters
Verified

Good Afternoon. Your question goes from a bank account at Wells Fargo To the Texas Retirement people, so I can't be sure about what you're asking. if the account was in your father's name and yours, then you all you need to do is go to the Wells Fargo branch where the account is, provide them with your identification, proof of your father's death, and tell them to transfer the funds into your name. The bank wants the information to come from you, not your brother.

I hope that I have provided excellent service and, if so, would appreciate a 5 star rating. (Scroll to the top of this reply to locate the rating buttons.) If not, please let me know how I can further assist you. There is no additional charge to you for rating me. A bonus is not required, but is always appreciated. Thanks for using JUST ANSWER.

Ask Your Own Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
They mailed an incomplete document that they had been trying to cash in at bank, I mailed back. It was just what appears to be the interest on her accounts. The post office said they were aware he sent the letter, best I sent back. Thanks so much

You are welcome. If you want a telephone contact please let me know. If not, please post a good (five star ) rating for me.

Irwin Law
Irwin Law, Attorney
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 7,582
Experience: 30+ yrs. handling probate estate, wills, trust, inheritance & real estate related matters
Verified
Irwin Law and 87 other Estate Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Irwin Law Your Own Question
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Irwin Law, Attorney
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 7,582
7,582 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30+ yrs. handling probate estate, wills, trust, inheritance & real estate related matters

Irwin Law is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

My husband has been driving me insane with questions regarding estate issues since his mother died. I'm not a lawyer! Thanks to JustAnswer, I was able to calm his concerns.

Loretta TIllinois

Thanks Adam!! - A very direct and understandable response - you have been a great help!

Happy CustomerEllicott City, MD

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Thomas McJD

Thomas McJD

Attorney

3,170 satisfied customers

Wills, Trusts, Probate & other Estate Matters

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

5,908 satisfied customers

17 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate

RayAnswers

RayAnswers

Attorney

5,629 satisfied customers

Texas lawyer for 30 years in Estate law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Attorney

5,145 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,867 satisfied customers

Fully licensed attorney in Texas in private practice.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Attorney

1,522 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

1,215 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including estate law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Estate Law Questions
My mom died in May. Her and her husband had a joint savings
My mom died in May. Her and her husband had a joint savings account. He then died in July. Are my brothers and sisters entitle to half of that? It was not in the will. The money was saved during their… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
My Brother was named executor of Mom's will. She had approx
My Brother was named executor of Mom's will. She had approx $10,000 in bank and a house. Will states we were to sell house and split proceeds. My Brothers Stepson moved into house, was supposed to pay… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,908 satisfied customers
My brother died suddenly, I have probate form leaving my mother
My brother died suddenly, I have probate form leaving my mother as beneficiary. My mothers dies and has a will and probate leaving me as beneficiary. Teacher's retirement is holding brother's retireme… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
My brother was the executor of my moms estate after she died
My brother was the executor of my mom's estate after she died but, he died unexpectedly a month ago & did not finish dispensing all of the monies from my mom's bank accounts. She died November 2, 2011… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
My mother died Aug. 11, 2013, and she didnt leave a will.
My mother died Aug. 11, 2013, and she didn't leave a will. She was from Nicaragua C.A., and was living there when she died, though she became a citizen in 1976. I had gone to see her and was there whe… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,145 satisfied customers
A few years ago my Mother made out a will at what I feel was
A few years ago my Mother made out a will at what I feel was my brothers way at getting even with me. I had made it known that my brother had raped me when I was about 8 years old to 10. I had told my… read more
AlexiaEsq.
AlexiaEsq.
Managing Lawyer/Advocate
Doctoral Degree
37 satisfied customers
my sister wants my social number for a heirship affidavet i
my sister wants my social number for a heirship affidavet i dont feel right giving my social to her or any one else. I really dont trust her i have caught her in a few lies since our mothers death… read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
The retirement home of my father and stepmother was sold this
The retirement home of my father and stepmother was sold this year by my half brother. I am wondering if I would be eligible for any proceeds from the sale or could I sue for a part of the proceeds of… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,950 satisfied customers
Our Mother passed away March 18, 2006. My brother and I are
Our Mother passed away March 18, 2006. My brother and I are the sole survivors. Mom did not have any property and we were each listed as beneficiary for here life insurance. My brother has 2 banking a… read more
Legalease
Legalease
Attorney At Law
Doctor of Law w/ highest honors
15,719 satisfied customers
My sister died about two months ago she left a will that states
My sister died about two months ago she left a will that states all her monies and possessions are to be divided amongst her brothers and sisters equally. We each have a copy of the will that states t… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,908 satisfied customers
My brother was named in my dads will as executor 13 in 1998.
My brother was named in my dads will as executor 13 in 1998. My dad died in 1999. My mom was named a the primary beneficiary of the estate. If she is not living the survivng children would be the bene… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
256 satisfied customers
My mother died in 2005. My father and mother had set up a trust
My mother died in 2005. My father and mother had set up a trust for my brother and I. The trust was for my moms side of the estate. so it became irrevocable when she died. The trust had 5 houses in it… read more
dkennedy
dkennedy
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
27 satisfied customers
Our brother was notified that our mother was in the dying process.
Our brother was notified that our mother was in the dying process. He was the guardian and his son was the executive of the estate my sister and I were to receive what money was left in the estate at … read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
In reference to a will if it states to the heirs of the estate
In reference to a will if it states "to the heirs of the estate" and one of the immediate heirs pass away does it then mean that the inheritance goes to the chilren or the spouse of the deceased heir … read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers
My grandfather died n 1996, the estate was never closed as
My grandfather died n 1996, the estate was never closed as he did not have a will. Property is still listed as "Estate of ". What do we need to have title then transferred the heirs?… read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers
my mom died 4/11/06; she owned a farm in which I (her ...
my mom died 4/11/06; she owned a farm in which I (her son) has managed and lived on for over twenty years. She also lived in Seattle; part of that time. We would combine her money and my money to keep… read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers
We are 98%^ sure mom died w/o a will - notes and form for ...
We are 98%^ sure mom died w/o a will - notes and form for attorney were not signed - attorney has yet to find anything....could not confirm client relationship. We just received notification from anot… read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers
Mom is 85 - Dad died 5 yrs ago. My brother has taken over ...
Mom is 85 - Dad died 5 yrs ago. My brother has taken over care after Dad died of Mom''s money and was his executor. After sale of their house Mom''s net assets after his death of approx $240k. Since t… read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x